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Aviva Premiership: Ones To Watch This Weekend

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: during day 2 of the HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 07, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Gallo Images)

Paul Wassell takes a closer look at the standout fixtures happening in the Aviva Premiership this weekend. _____ Harlequins vs Leicester, Friday 19th February (Kick-off: 7:45pm) After last weekend’s 28-6 loss to Gloucester, Harlequins will be looking to make amends against a revived Leicester outfit. Marland Yarde will be looking to show Eddie Jones what he is missing out on …

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Is Manu Tuilagi England’s Answer At 12?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Manusamoa Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers in action during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leicester Tigers and Benetton Treviso at Welford Road on January 16, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manu Tuilagi has been named at 12 for Leicester’s Premiership fixture against Harlequins on Friday, only his second game back after 15 months away from the game. Can he be the answer to England’s long-term problems at inside centre? Paul Wassell investigates. Owen Farrell has started both of England’s Six Nations games at inside centre this season and has made …

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Rugby’s Embracing Of Artificial Pitches May Come To A Halt With Potential Cancer Fears

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Falcons player Juan Pablo Socino slips on the new artificial pitch as he runs at Ofisa Treviranus during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on September 14, 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

A growing number of British clubs and regions have moved away from traditional grass pitches and have spent many hundreds of thousands of pounds installing 3G artificial surfaces, but this may be threatened with increasing question marks over the rubber crumb found within them. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Nigel Maguire, a former NHS trust chief executive whose son …

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What’s Happening In The Champions Cup Ahead Of Round 6?

The race to the Champions Cup final in Lyon is firmly underway. Each European club aspires to write their name in history and win this prestigious cup. It’s a dream for most but this season it’s a reality for more clubs than ever before. Pool 1 features Oyonnax, Toulouse, Ulster and Saracens. The latter is already through to the next stage. Sarries have …

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Could Discipline Be England’s Undoing?

Chris Ashton has been cited for gouging. He is alleged to have deliberately touched Ulster centre Luke Marshall’s eye, during Saracens win over Ulster. If he is found guilty, he could be on the receiving end of a 12 week ban. As Chris Ashton has only just been recalled to the England team, this charge must worry new coach Eddie …

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Five Uncapped Players To Watch Out For In 2016

Everyone dreams of being the next big thing. The man who takes the world by storm and shoots from the shadows into the limelight. In 2015, a number of stellar tyros, including Waisake Naholo and Jessie Kriel made the step up from Super Rugby supremoes to international level. The undoubted international newcomer of the year, however, was Hurricanes star Nehe …

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All Blacks Likely To Ring The Changes For Namibia Game

After a tough opening win against Argentina the All Blacks will now focus all their energy on Namibia, regarded as one of the minnows of this World Cup. Namibia have a couple of excellent players. Their skipper Jacques Berger is a regular starter for England club champions Saracens and would be a dead cert pick in almost every World Cup team. …

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Billy Vunipola Didn’t Know Bonus Points Counted At The World Cup

England’s Billy Vunipola claims he didn’t know his try secured a bonus point. England were made sweat by Fiji last night, as they struggled to secure a bonus point victory. Although Stuart Lancaster’s charges looked to be in complete control after England scored a penalty try in the 12th minute, Fiji fought back to come within a score the tournament’s second …

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